Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review & #Giveaway - The Fades: Season One (Blu-ray)


ABOUT THE SHOW:

Seventeen-year-old geek Paul (Iain De Caestecker, Young Herriot) is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that his therapist can’t explain. Neither can best friend and fellow social outcast, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya, Johnny English Reborn, Skins), or unsympathetic and much cooler twin sister, Anna (Lily Loveless, Skins, Bedlam). But trying to fit in becomes the least of Paul and Mac’s worries, as Paul’s horrific dreams become a reality and they are embroiled in a battle between the living and the dead. Natalie Dormer (The Tudors, Captain America: The First Avenger), Johnny Harris (Snow White and the Huntsman), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones, Skins), and Tom Ellis (Merlin) also star in this smart new series that embraces both comedy and horror. According to Vogue, “The world of the Fades comes alive through a cast that Dickens might have dreamed up, had he ever turned his mind to zombies.”


Paul and Mac love comic books, video games, riding bicycles and talking about - but not particularly with - girls. Their stats are on par with your average social outcasts. But for a long time, Paul’s mind has been filled with dark nightmares of an abandoned world where the sky rains ash. Worse still, Paul has started to see things - horrible creatures that aren’t human. Then late one night, his dreams start to become real. As fate would have it, Paul meets Neil (Johnny Harris) and his nightmares - though still terrifying - start to make more sense. Neil explains that the things he can see are Fades. Paul is special - he’s one of a small group of people who can see them.


Fades are the ghosts or spirits of human beings. Everyone who dies becomes a Fade. They cannot be seen, heard, smelt or touched by the living, and they are completely unable to interact with our world. The Fades should ascend, but for some reason, that isn’t happening. They’re trapped in a world they can’t experience - until now. See, an embittered and vengeful Fade has found a way to break the barrier between the dead and the living. He’s telling everyone he knows. And soon the fate of humanity will rest in the hands of Paul and Mac, two best friends who already have enough trouble surviving high school, let alone saving the world.


Bonus features include:

Extra Scenes
Deleted Scenes
Behind The Scenes
Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
“Mac Explains” web videos


MY THOUGHTS:

I was psyched when I found out that I would be receiving a review copy of The Fades: Season One.  After reading what the show was about, I knew that it was right up my alley.  I devoured this entire season in a couple of days.  I've always been a fan of ghosts and I found the idea of ghosts being trapped here thrilling.  When a fade figures out a way to get through, the show becomes all consuming!  The acting is excellent and the special effects are outstanding.  If you like the supernatural genre, you should check out this amazing show.



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Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of The Fades: Season One from BBC America for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

47 comments:

  1. I didn't realize Sophie Wu was on this show!

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  2. Visited the site and I really like their blog section
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  5. This show sounds amazing. I can't believe I have never heard of it!

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  6. I like Neil. "Afraid of nothing and afraid of everything, Neil is perhaps the unlikeliest warrior in the world."

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  7. i love shows about the supernatural and it sounds like this kid is truly haunted

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  9. I like all the Doctor Who stuff.

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  10. This seems like a great series.
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  11. Anna can't stand her awkward twin brother. lol This sounds like a good movie!

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  12. I learned Britain is a great place to go ghost hunting.

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  13. I learned that the website has exclusive bonus clips.

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  14. i learned you have schedules..i never know whats on anymore

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  15. I learned that “The Fades” is about the world itself being an extraordinary thing and how you battle it.

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  16. This looks very scary! In a good way ;)

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  17. I learned that Fades are spirits of human beings.

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  18. I learned that there has been six episodes so far!

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  19. BBC is becoming a consistantly good place for science fiction/horror shows. Looks awesome!

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  20. I learned about this entire show. I have never heard of this. I have a friend who is crazy for the supernatural and this would be wonderful to win!!! Looks scary! Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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  22. well i learned about this awesome show! i love BBC shows, yet I hadnt heard of this one!

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  23. I just love supernatural shows like this. I'm a big fan already with shows like Supernatural, Sanctuary and Walking Dead and Fringe. I look forward to seeing this!

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  24. I love that it's on BBCA so I can watch it when new episodes are on!

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  26. I visited the site and I learned that the site is really easy to navigate (unlike alot of other websites). In addition, I think the layout is well formatted.

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  27. seriously creepy dvd cover, LOL, I get the shivers every time I scroll down past it

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  28. I learned that it's on a channel that I don't get. Bah Humbug.
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  29. Visited the site and I really like their Gordan Ramsay's Ultimate Christmas section

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  30. I love this show :) I learned from the site that you can watch bonus footage! :D

    - Chi

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  31. David HollingsworthMarch 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    I learned that you can watch bonus scenes that didn't make the cut.

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  32. I have never actually heard of the show till now, but I read the Bio on the page and I love the idea. I am a big fan of Supernatural based shows and this one sounds very unique.

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  33. learned there's bonus scenes there - regnod@yahoo.com

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  35. I learned that two best friends are focused on the spirits (fades) of human beings. Sounds cool.

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  36. I learned that I've missed 6 episodes of this show already. I really need more TV time!

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  37. I learned from the site that you can watch bonus footage

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  38. I loved The Haunting Imagies! So cool!

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  39. It was written by Jack Thorne.

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  40. I learned that the website has exclusive bonus clips.

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  41. There are tons of great shops and boutiques on their site!!

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  42. I read about the character Paul who is played by Iain De Caestecker.
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  43. it has an eerie feel!

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